Further 243 homes approved for Mactaggart & Mickel at Shawfair
Housebuilder Mactaggart & Mickel has received planning permission to build the next phase of its flagship Millerhill housing development at Shawfair in Midlothian.
Mactaggart & Mickel is currently on site, finalising the first phase of the development which comprises a total of 137 private homes and 32 affordable homes and is due to be completed at the end of the year.
Now, this second phase of development will see a further 195 new homes and 48 affordable homes with work expected to begin this autumn.
Demand for homes at Millerhill has been very strong. The development is ideally positioned within the wider Shawfair community – the largest ever urban expansion programme for Edinburgh and Midlothian. This entirely new area has its own railway station which connects passengers to the city in just 15 minutes and is surrounded by eight miles of cycle paths and community woodlands. A new road, moving traffic away from the Millerhill village area, is also due to fully open in the coming months.
Homes within the second phase of the development will feature a wide range of house types and prices to suit first time buyers, families and downsizers alike. The properties will range from three-bedroom semi-detached and detached homes, three- and four-bedroom terraced townhouses and four- and five-bedroom detached houses. During the build programme, Mactaggart & Mickel will also carry out a full upgrade of the existing neighbourhood play facility within Millerhill Park and will install 11 new pieces of play equipment - all Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) accessible.
Joanne Casey, director of Mactaggart & Mickel, said: “This special development has really caught the imagination of buyers – attracted by these stunning homes in a beautiful rural setting with fast and easy access to the city centre. We look forward to starting work on this exciting next phase at Millerhill, as we further build this new community for future generations to enjoy living, working and playing here.”